Cheryl H. Johnson is Chief Human Resources Officer of Caterpillar Inc. She manages all aspects of Human Resources including Talent Acquisition and Management, Learning and Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Compensation and Benefits, Shared Services and Employee and Labor Relations.
Prior to joining Caterpillar in 2017, Johnson had a successful 20-year career with Textron, ultimately serving as a member of its executive leadership team. Johnson was responsible for leading Textron’s worldwide human resources function as well as corporate communications, corporate real estate, community affairs and the company's aviation department.
Johnson's early career encompassed multi-functional experience in human resources, marketing and sales, and finance disciplines within several industries and diverse business models including Rockford, Illinois Public Schools, IBM and Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies company.
Johnson is a board member of the HR Policy Association and is Chairperson of its Jobipedia Steering Committee.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in operations management and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.